‘Hopeful’ Congress of Senate Democrats will pass bipartisan bill to tackle mass shootings

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Sunday he was “hopeful” that bipartisan negotiations between Republicans and Democrats could result in a bill aimed at addressing the rise in mass shootings in the country .

Cardin told ‘Fox News Sunday’ guest host Sandra Smith that he believed negotiators could reach consensus on a bill to tackle gun violence, but did not give a details.

“At this time, I hope Democrats and Republicans will come together and recognize that the safety of our community must come first,” Cardin said.

After the mass shooting in Texas last week that left 19 children and two adults dead, a bipartisan group of senators has formed to discuss steps to deal with the rise in mass shootings and the gun violence in the United States. background checks and red flag laws.

The 18-year-old gunman who authorities say opened fire inside Robb Primary School in Uvalde last week is said to have bought an AR-15-style rifle days before the shooting from a gun store .

Cardin on Sunday called the United States an “outlier” for mass shootings, saying other countries are concerned about mental health, but only America suffers from so many mass shootings.

“We are in a class apart,” he says.

“One of the reasons is the fact that it’s so easy to get these military-style weapons,” he added. “I think it raises questions about America and our laws versus the rest of the world.”

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